Throughout the past century, criminal cases have been documented in which a party has sought to introduce into evidence information obtained through the process of hypnosis. The usefulness of the technique of hypnosis in various psychological the rapies has already been well established. The courts, however, have differed markedly in their decisions on the admissibility of hypnotic material into evidence. Consequently, no clear rationale or guidelines for admissibility have been established.
Amabile, JD, MD, Phyllis E. and Jobe, MD, Thomas H.
"Hypnosis in the Criminal Case: Facts and Fallacies,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol5/iss1/3